It's been a great year thus far for craft cocktails in Phoenix, making it pretty difficult to pin down just 10 drinks to mention. While original tiki drinks have made their way back into the scene in a big way, simplicity, with a focus on high-quality craft spirits, seems to be king. Other trends in ... More >>
The bartenders at Virtu Honest Craft in Scottsdale and Cork in Chandler are mixing up cocktails to accompany your New Year's Eve imbibing. While Kailee Gielgens, Virtu's new head mixologist, takes a more culinary and experimental approach to the her cocktails, Jon Doholis goes for simple pairings th ... More >>
Talib Kweli Club Red Saturday, July 21 There is only one word to properly describe Talib Kweli's performance at Club Red in Tempe: endurance. Those who crammed into the club had to handle less than ideal weather conditions, soaring humidity in the venue, and ongoing technical difficulties.
- The chimichanga as our official state food? Macayo's says yes. I say no. - Chow Bella - The James Beard Foundation announces its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards. Let's hear it for Valley love! - Chow Bella - Think coffee-cup rings are boring? Artist Hong Yi begs ... More >>
Fagala-phobic Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is obnoxiously conservative. Aside from thinking race/gender-based abortions are a legitimate problem in the United States (which it's not), he thinks letting gay people tie the knot "literally is a threat to the nation's survival" because it threate ... More >>
mommiecooks.com National Eggnog Day (or, as some people like to call it, Christmas Eve) is right around the corner, and we're smack in the middle of December, AKA National Eggnog Month. How did a drink made with eggs get to be the most ubiquitous holiday cocktail around? If you as ... More >>
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she won't let a lawsuit stop her from proclaiming a state Day of Prayer. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer won't let a lawsuit deter her from proclaiming another state Day of Prayer, says her spokesman. As we mentioned in a previous blog post today, local freethink ... More >>
www.hypericum.comJohn McCain apparently learned how to use a computer since the 2008 presidential campaign.Senator John McCain's back-and-forth banter with "Snooki" -- of Jersey Shore shame -- seems to have earned him high marks as far as his digital prowess goes.In a joint study conducted by Ge ... More >>
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerYuma Mayor Al Krieger finally apologized for some homophobic comments he made at a Memorial Day ceremony at a Yuma cemetery. While discussing his distain for gays in the military -- namely the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Krieger said "I cannot believe th ... More >>
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerAs vehemently as he defended his anti-gay comments last week -- in one case even referencing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln -- we figured it would be only a matter of time before Yuma Mayor Al Krieger broke down and apologized.We were right.
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerYou can add Yuma Mayor Al Krieger to the long list of Arizona politicians intent on embarassing the hell out of this state.According to this clip from KYMA Channel 11, Krieger used a Memorial Day speech to criticize congressional plans to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - ... More >>
from LittleGreenFootballsOne pic you won't see in the doc: Ron Paul, ex-KKK Grand Wizard Don Black, and Black's son Derek.Whenever Congressman Ron Paul shuffles off this mortal coil, he'll have no dearth of hagiographers. Indeed, he already has plenty, like the makers of the documentary For Liberty, ... More >>
Think Ernie's got an ego? Nah...I took up Phoenix libertarian Ernie Hancock's invite to be on his Webcast Wednesday morning, after much prodding from Hancock and his supporters. Alas, I couldn't make it into the studio. (Sorry, Ernie, I've never been an a.m. person.) Still, we s ... More >>
Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Tom Horne If they weren't born here, 96.5 percent of Arizona high school students would not qualify to be United States citizens, according to a study released last week by the Goldwater Institute. The "Freedom From Responsibility" survey shows that o ... More >>
By Bromirski from Flickr Creative Commons"George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page From an American History Textbook" by Robert Colescott. Much like the death of Michael Jackson overshadowed the loss of Farrah Fawcett, Bisbee, AZ artist Rose Johnson's untimely and tragic demise diverted ... More >>
It's times like this I'm extra thankful for George Washington. It appears Amanda Palmer's brilliant single "Oasis," and the accompanying video have effectively banned in Britain for "making light of rape, religion and abortion." You can read all about it on her blog, where the Dresden Doll gets righ ... More >>
iTheatre/ASU production explores the legacy of slavery
iTheatre production explores the legacy of slavery
Michael Israel's Lady Liberty, painted live on the premises. "So where are the slaves and the dead Indians?" That was my first thought on arrival at Mesquite High School this Saturday evening for Gilbert's 6th annual Constitution Week Fair, an event celebrating America's founding document, with Geo ... More >>
Pat Curley slices through the loony conspiracy theories at his influential "Screw Loose Change" Web site
Much-revered, rarely seen film finally gets its due
Higher replication at ASU
Undertow relishes in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
Letters from the week of September 23, 2004
Tempe Little Theatre wakes George Washington
Radical right capitalizes on September 11 fears
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
There's a new vegetable in town - sea asparagus!
The first of our monthly roundups of the latest jazz, blues, country, folk and roots releases
Arizona's militias aren't the exclusive domain of white supremacists - people of color are joining the ranks, too.
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WEEDING BETWEEN THE LINES AT AMERICA'S FIRST-EVER CANNABIS COMMERCE CONVENTION
HIP-HOP IS GOING TO POT. LITERALLY.